Gin & Gentlemen

Gin & Gentlemen

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Armed with gin, cake and a very British sense of humour, join authors Catherine Curzon and Eleanor Harkstead for a gad through anything from their favourite fellows to embarrassing historical ailments and everything in between!


The Mermaids in Room 423
Jul 15 • 32 min
Join us as we talk about our romantic thrillers The Colour of Mermaids and The Man in Room 423. We’ll talk, plotting, pacing and the inspiration behind our genre-hopping. And as ever, there’s something emerging from the inkwell, and a lot of fizz in our…
Captivating Captains and Dishevelled Dukes
Apr 30 • 39 min
Join Catherine and Eleanor as they welcome dashing captains and a dishevelled duke to their stable. Meet an airline captain in a tropical paradise and a former soldier with a surprising new job on Downing Street, not to mention a saucy oarsman making…
A Tale of Two Writers
Feb 23 • 57 min
Join us as we answer the perennial question– how do we write together? Get the inside scoop on where we write, how we come up with plots, the fun to be had in a sandbox, how we decide who writes who, and what happens when things don’t go so smoothly. And…
The Desert Island Survival Pack
Jan 9 • 42 min
What books, music and films would you need to while away the time on a desert island? Discover what we’ve packed in our bags to help us survive until a dashing captain comes to our rescue. And find out who’s putting the fizz in our gin and what’s lurking…
Lurking in the undercroft with Guy Fawkes
Dec 9, 2019 • 52 min
Join us in the cellars beneath the House of Lords, where we’re keeping an eye on Guy Fawkes and a whole heap of suspicious barrels. We’ll blow the top off the Gunpowder Plot and learn the importance of a convincing alias, how a touch of plague can…
Queuing in the Alley and (Not) Smoking in the Cinema
Oct 24, 2019 • 46 min
Join us at the pictures as we enjoy some no-budget adverts, hide from the glare of the usherette’s torch and grab a tub at the interval. And by the way, the power cut is not part of the film. Find out what’s crawling out of the inkwell this week, and…
A Princess, A Captain & A Corgi
Sep 16, 2019 • 34 min
In this bonus episode, we’re introducing you to the delights of Princess in Love. This forgotten gem is a made-for-TV movie from the 1990s about Diana, Princess of Wales and Captain James Hewitt. Discover just how dashing Christopher Villiers looks in…
Pride and Prejudice and Mr Wickham at 60
Aug 20, 2019 • 59 min
We’re talking Pride and Prejudice this week with a behind the scenes look at Being Mr Wickham, Catherine’s brand new theatre show in which Adrian Lukis returns to his celebrated role as Jane Austen’s most rakish rogue. Plus naked Darcy, scandalous queens…
Fruit Juice at Berni’s with the Little Chef
Jul 30, 2019 • 50 min
Grab your complimentary lollipop and join us on a wander down a culinary memory lane as we reminisce about the fruit juice starter and big steaks at the Berni Inn, burgers with a knife and fork at the Wimpy Bar, and being denied access to the Happy Eater…
An Actor’s Guide to Romance
Jul 9, 2019 • 41 min
We’re taking a trip to the theatre this week in Gin & Gentlemen, to look at the inspiration behind our short story, An Actor’s Guide to Romance. We’ll relive our favourite theatrical memories and discuss the magic of Chekhov and the challenges of a very…
Lost Valley of the Boardgames
Jun 18, 2019 • 50 min
From Ghost Castle to Hotel, via Cluedo, Ludo and pig-themed confusion, get your dice and chose your counter, because we’re taking out some classic board games. We’ll bowl you over with Test Match, get you in a tizz with Twister and try to find the…
Delivering Papers with Arthur Morgan
May 29, 2019 • 55 min
In the latest, slightly delayed episode of Gin & Gentlemen, we’re living our Tron fantasy. From the Spectrum’s mighty 48k to the Atari ST via classics including Paperboy, Red Dead Redemption and a curious Tetris-led assault on the Top 40, join us for a…
Films We Haven’t Seen
May 7, 2019 • 45 min
This week in Gin & Gentlemen, we’re counting down the films we haven’t seen that everybody says we should! From Citizen Kane to The Matrix, Sunset Boulevard to Titanic, join Catherine and Eleanor and their special guest, Rick (aka Mr Curzon) as they…
The Ghost Garden
Apr 23, 2019 • 46 min
Join Catherine and Eleanor for the inside scoop on their new novel, The Ghost Garden - shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association 2020 Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Find out what didn’t make the cut, how plans for a contemporary ghost story…
Dashing Down the Magic Aisle with Dale
Apr 9, 2019 • 45 min
In episode #5 of Gin &Gentlemen we’re taking you shopping! Don’t think Harrods and Harvy Nics though, because we’ll be your guide to such delights as Kwik Save, the dreaded A-Team font and some questionable oven chips. Which supermarket thinks petit pois…
Seaside Strollings with the Brighton Beaux
Mar 26, 2019 • 42 min
Join Catherine and Eleanor for the fourth episode of Gin & Gentlemen, where they discuss the unique charms of the British seaside. Join Eleanor in Queen Victoria’s shower and gad about with Catherine to peep at a prince in his pavilion. Plus, find out…
Regency Picnicking with the Captain and the Queen
Mar 12, 2019 • 37 min
Join Catherine and Eleanor for the third episode of Gin & Gentlemen, where they discuss the perils and pleasures of writing historical fiction. Find out why picnics were off the menu in 1816, how Catherine dealt with a Georgian drag superstar, and what…
Fighting at Gravesides with Grayson Sinclair
Feb 26, 2019 • 47 min
Join Catherine and Eleanor for the second episode of Gin & Gentlemen, where they discuss the allure of the older man. Find out about Catherine’s secret Emmerdale shame, discover which of Eleanor’s crushes surfed into Summer Bay and learn the art of…
Late Night Camping with the Captain
Feb 12, 2019 • 45 min
Join Catherine and Eleanor for the first episode of Gin & Gentlemen, where they discuss how they met, how they write and how many men they can fit on their knees. Find out how a handsome chap sent Eleanor into a hedge, enjoy Yorkshire’s most questionable…